Tourism: 1st Quarter Report 2016
WILLEMSTAD – The Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) recently published this year’s 1st Quarter Report.
Altogether, the first quarter of the year 2016 shows an overall good performance of 5% growth compared to the same period last year. An additional 6,033 stay-over arrivals were registered. The quarter started out slow with January showing negative performance compared to last year.
In February, a 4% increase was registered and March 2016 showed an exceptional performance of 13% increase in visitor arrivals. The slow start in visitor arrivals was mainly caused by the political situation in Venezuela. The drop in arrivals from this country could not be carried by the other key markets in January 2016. In February, the key markets, the Netherlands, Germany, USA and Canada, made the overall growth positive despite the loss of arrivals from Venezuela. March 2016 showed positive arrival performance for all key markets, including Venezuela.
A 16% increase was registered from the country that performed low during the last months. The CTB saw an increase in arrivals mainly during Easter weekend.
Click on the link for the report